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Gunter Pauli

Gunter Pauli

Entrepreneur, Visionar and Bestselling Author of The Blue Economy. Prof. Gunter Pauli has been called "The Steve Jobs of sustainability". It is so surprising, and then self-evident, so fascinatingly visionary but strengthened by dozens of cases with new business models. Contact and Book Gunter Pauli via Assemblee Speakers for you next event..

Category
Management & Leadership, Energy, Climate & Environment
Type
Visionair | Innovator, Author
Employability
Keynote speaker, Moderator/ Presenter
Languages
English Dutch DE F ES
Origin
Belgium

Biography

Gunter Pauli is a serial-entrepreneur, pioneer, visionar and Bestselling Author of The Blue Economy and a most optimism person to show  you with a list of practical cases what we can do to make this world a better place.
Prof. Gunter Pauli has been called "The Steve Jobs of sustainability".  It is so surprising, and then self-evident, so fascinatingly visionary but strengthened by dozens of cases with new business models. Contact and Book Gunter Pauli via Assemblee Speakers for you next event.

Vision
Gunter adheres to a philosophy summarized in his book “The Blue Economy” (2009). He proposes to avoid dividing opinions centered around “for or against”. Rather he focuses on finding better solutions! He embraces radical change, shifting from the focus on efficiency and globalization with ever lower prices, to resilience and the capacity to better respond to the basic needs of all, by generating value with what is locally available. He dedicates half of his time to inspire children with fables that empowers them to create their “World” parents could never have imagined.

Leadership profile
Former Chairman of Novamont SpA  - Europe’s largest bioplastics company based in Italy; the first to convert a defunct petrochemical plant (ENI) into a biorefinery. Novamont is research driven with 1,800 patents, one thousand employees, €500 turnover and valued at €1.2 billion. He sold Novamont in 2023.

Chairman of Blue Innovations (Suisse) S.A. based in Lausanne, Switzerland - one of the world’s technology accelerators focusing on 12 technologies that change the world. This company owns PORRIMA, the experimental ship that delivers a proof of operations.

Author of The Blue Economy (2009) A Report to the Club of Rome - the trend- setting book translated in over 50 languages setting the stage for over 100 innovations that will change the way business competes on the market.

Founder of PORRIMA based in Lausanne, Switzerland - organizer of The Blue Campus - a 9 months hands-on learning program that teaches 500 young and eager the science and technologies that are not taught at university, brought by the inventors and the masters who imagined and created the innovations.

Designer of the learning system Gunter’s Fables - a series of 365 fables that bring science based on observations in Nature to children. The pedagogy has been adopted by the Chinese Government. To date 324 books have been published in Chinese and distributed to all schools.

Advisor to Governments. Identified dozens of novel business opportunities and growth sectors as described in books that mobilized billions of investments such as “Plan A for Argentina” and “Morocco’s Model”.

Leader of the think tank “Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives” created in 1994 at the United Nations University and the Japanese Government to imagine the new business models that avert climate change. This network created breakthrough businesses like “making paper from rocks without water” now with a production capacity of one million tons (China), producing hydrogen from seawater (Switzerland), isolating and destroying nano plastics from the sea with microfluidics, and fishing with air bubbles (like dolphins do) releasing all females to secure denser fish stock in the future. This think tank has consistently been voted one of the most creative top 10 think tanks in the world by Pennsylvania University.
 

Selected activities and recognitions

  • Fellow of the Rotary International Foundation (1980)
  • One of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World, The Junior Chamber International (1983)
  • Young Leader of Tomorrow, World Economy Forum - Davos, Switzerland (1993) Elected by popular on-line vote “One of the Top 10 Science Teachers in China” (2019) Gunter’s Fables received the Alibaba Award for Best Books on Nature in China (2019)

Employability

Keynote speaker
Moderator/ Presenter

Speaker

Gunter Pauli is a serial-entrepreneur, pioneer, visionar and Bestselling Author of The Blue Economy and a most optimism person to show  you with a list of practical cases what we can do to make this world a better place.
Prof. Gunter Pauli has been called "The Steve Jobs of sustainability".  It is so surprising, and then self-evident, so fascinatingly visionary but strengthened by dozens of cases with new business models. Contact and Book Gunter Pauli via Assemblee Speakers for you next event.

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